Glenn Gould

1932 - 1982

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Glenn Herbert Gould (; né Gold; 25 September 1932 – 4 October 1982) was a Canadian classical pianist. He was one of the best-known and most celebrated pianists of the 20th century, and was renowned as an interpreter of the keyboard works of Johann Sebastian Bach. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Glenn Gould has received more than 1,808,155 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Glenn Gould is the 61st most popular musician (down from 60th in 2019), the 16th most popular biography from Canada (down from 13th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Canadian Musician.

Glenn Gould is most famous for his recordings of Bach's "The Goldberg Variations" and for his idiosyncratic style of playing the piano.

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Among musicians, Glenn Gould ranks 61 out of 2,675Before him are Brian Jones, Carlos Santana, Mstislav Rostropovich, Robert Johnson, Pablo Casals, and Syd Barrett. After him are Pablo de Sarasate, Lemmy, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Iggy Pop, Chet Baker, and Alexander Glazunov.

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Among people born in 1932, Glenn Gould ranks 18Before him are Cesare Maldini, Abebe Bikila, Peter O'Toole, Gerhard Richter, Anouk Aimée, and Anthony Perkins. After him are Dian Fossey, Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary, Fernando Botero, Little Richard, Sylvia Plath, and Víctor Jara. Among people deceased in 1982, Glenn Gould ranks 20Before him are Arthur Rubinstein, Vasily Chuikov, Barack Obama Sr., Khalid of Saudi Arabia, Jacques Tati, and Karl von Frisch. After him are Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Louis Aragon, Jiro Horikoshi, Gala Dalí, Georges Perec, and Gilles Villeneuve.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Glenn Gould ranks 16 out of 1,130Before him are Frank Gehry (1929), Justin Trudeau (1971), Christopher Plummer (1929), James Cameron (1954), Jim Carrey (1962), and Margaret Atwood (1939). After him are Michael J. Fox (1961), Saul Bellow (1915), Eric Berne (1910), Celine Dion (1968), David Cronenberg (1943), and Frederick Banting (1891).

Among MUSICIANS In Canada

Among musicians born in Canada, Glenn Gould ranks 2Before him are Leonard Cohen (1934). After him are Neil Young (1945), Oscar Peterson (1925), Joni Mitchell (1943), Avril Lavigne (1984), Gil Evans (1912), Loreena McKennitt (1957), David Foster (1949), Neil Peart (1952), Maynard Ferguson (1928), and Diana Krall (1964).

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